Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2016
Secretary George Shultz speaking with Jane Luckhardt of Day, Carter, Murphy LLP. Behind them, C.E.C. Chair Robert Weisenmiller chats with Gene Mendez of Eta Power Systems.
The pro-nuclear team, Steve Chu and Burt Richter, strategize during the debate.
Jim Sweeney opened SVES 2016 with a brief overview of the achievements of U.S. energy efficiency over the past 40 years based on his new book.
Community choice energy was one of nine topics during the breakout Conversations for Connection session, organized by Sustainable Silicon Valley. Peninsula Clean Energy C.E.O. Jan Pepper moderated this one.
Sue Siegel, C.E.O. of GE Ventures, delivers keynote on innovation and disruption.
Networking by the Twitter display during a break. Dozens of participants tweeted highlights to the outside world and kept each other informed from parallel sessions.
A panel on how to accelerate action on climate change after the Paris Agreement comprised, from left, moderator Marianna Grossman, Jan Berman, Pat Burt, Mike Gatto and Debbie Raphael.
Leanna Huynh of Presidio Graduate School, left, and Safia Dworjack, who works on commercial energy conservation for the City of San Jose listen to LBNL’s Bill Morrow discuss smart factories.
Participants had time to enjoy lunch and network outdoors before the debate.
Robert Weisenmiller, chair of the California Energy Commission, outlined the state’s energy policy in the morning keynote.
WattzOn C.E.O. Martha Amram moderated the Conversations for Connections on energy efficiency.
SVES planning committee members Barb Heydorn of SRI and Mukesh Khattar of Electric Power Research Institute’s talking with Scott Seaton of SRI, which sponsors the summit.
From left, Stanford’s Mike Bennon, Cyclotron Road’s Ilan Gur, Prelude Ventures’ Gabriel Kra and GE Ventures’ Marianne Wu discussed how ventures from early science to late-stage growth can find funding.
More Fukushimas or unbridled climate change? Are the options so dire? Maybe we can generate nuclear power safely. Alternatively, renewable energy alone may contain global warming with less risk, cost and time.
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Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks energy storage won't solve the reliability problems of wind and solar soon, which led him to criticize the Obama administration for neglecting nuclear power in its Clean Power Plan.
Precourt Energy Efficiency Center centered its annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit on a rousing and informed debate over this proposition: "The world needs a nuclear renaissance."